Category: Elections

Virginia Governor Candidates: three photos of Glenn Youngkin (R), Terry McAuliffe (D), and Princess Blanding (I)

Virginia’s 2021 Governor Race

UPDATE June 25: Check out information about the Republican convention, Democratic primary, and independent governor candidate Princess Blanding at the Virginia Public Access Project. Virginia will be electing a new governor this fall (our governors aren’t allowed to run for re-election right after their term) and here’s what’s happening so far: Republicans will be holding…

What does Virginia’s redistricting amendment change?

Printable version The Status Quo: Process Districts drawn by the General Assembly Zero requirements for transparency or public engagement Redistricting occurs the year following the Census, but the General Assembly can also choose to redistrict mid-decade Map drawing criteria SB717 & the current constitution: contiguous, compactness, equal population requirement, preservation of communities of interest, prohibits…

What’s on the Virginia ballot about redistricting

We believe that amending the constitution is the only way to clarify a partisan legislature’s role in redistricting. The current method for drawing new districts (which happens every ten years after a census) is outlined inArticle II, Section 6 of the current Virginia Constitution: “electoral districts (are) established by the General Assembly.” However, there are…

Get excited! There’s a Redistricting Amendment on the Virginia ballot November 3

Get excited – there’s a big change coming to Virginia politics, and you can be a part of it when you vote this fall. Along with all the famous people on the ballot this fall, there is a new Virginia constitutional amendment for the state’s voters to consider. Two consecutive General Assemblies (first with a…

Williamsburg City Council Election Candidates

RESULTS of the May 19, 2020 City Council election: City Council results: two newcomers joined the Williamsburg City Council and will be starting their terms on July 1, 2020. Caleb T. Rogers and Pat Dent received the first and second largest numbers of votes, respectively. Incumbent Barbara Ramsey was re-elected to the council, but incumbent…

Redistricting Update: We’re Not There Yet

by Phoebe Kent, Voter editor Quoted material below from Jackie Rivas, LWV Arlington (from October 2019 Virginia Voter) “Virginia has an historic opportunity that we can’t let slip away. In the 2019 General Assembly, our legislators passed House Joint Resolution No. 615. HJR 615 is a constitutional amendment to create a citizen-led redistricting commission to…

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